HC Deb 18 June 1941 vol 372 cc667-8W
Rear-Admiral Beamish

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the ambiguous nature of some of the regulations now displayed relating to maximum prices for food and the variations of wording in them; and whether, in view of the difficulty of shopkeepers in understanding what they must do, and the fact that some shopkeepers keep within the letter of the regulations and yet evade the intention, he will revise the regulations so that the same wording is used in all regulations, free from ambiguity, and clear to the general public and shopkeepers?

Major Lloyd George

The possibility of securing uniformity of practice in the display of price lists and price tickets for a wide range of commodities under the Ministry's Maximum Prices Orders is under consideration. For the other provisions in the Ministry's Orders common from articles are used as far as possible, but the provisions of the Orders must vary considerably where the circumstances are widely different. If my hon. and gallant Friend will let me have particulars of what he has in mind, I shall be glad to consider the matter further.

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